This year has bought with it a sea change of sorts for fashion minimalists. With the influx of 80’s silhouettes, new denim shapes and bold detailing, it may be hard to see through the clutter and find pieces will go the distance this season.
So we’ve narrowed it down for you. Here are the three items that all minimalists should have in their closet for winter 2017 - pieces that strike the perfect balance between remaining timeless, while harnessing the contemporary influences of the season.
Elevated Knitwear in the form of the bateau neckline is a subtle nod to the off-the-shoulder styles that dominated the runways in S/S ’16 and ’17 without being too trend-focused. The Pinacle Horizontal Top by Dion Lee is a great example of a knit that has all the tenants of a classic style while not sacrificing modernity. This luxurious fine knit that can be layered under vests and pinafore dresses or worn on its own. It is a style that will quickly become a go-to piece in your wardrobe for seasons to come.
The classic counterpart to all-out flares, the cropped bootcut jean is understated enough to go the distance while the minimal flare renders it perfectly on trend for 2017. The Selena Bootcut Jean by J Brand is a cult classic and a definite office favourite - and while denim styles do change over time, denim itself will always be a sound investment.
The best trends are the ones that involve closet staples – and the slowly rising popularity of the grey blazer is no exception. This is a style you may already have in your wardrobe – and if you don’t, it’s time to invest. The Void Blazer from New Zealand designer, Georgia Alice, is a perfect example - the tailored silhouette renders it a classic, while the subtly oversized fit gives it a contemporary edge.